(Closed) I gave my notice, I hired a replacement trained her and now…

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

If you’ve already given your employer your notice, then I don’t think they can make you stay.  

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@JplusJ:  There’s nothing you can really do if your replacement opts to leave but to ask her to remain being candid with you so you can let the higher ups know just in case they can attempt to find another candidate. If I were you, I would definitely think hard before deferring your leave because it may affect your situation at your new job especially if you committed to a certain start date. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

It’s your company’s responsibility to hire a replacement, not yours. You don’t have to stay any longer than you want to.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Frustrating, BUT, not your fault or your problem. That’s awesome that you care enough to be worried about it, but just tell your boss if it comes down to it that you have committed to being out of there on a certain date and unfortunately you can’t change that date.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Boston Bee:  +1

Personally, I don’t think she should have put you in this position where you know information that is potentially detrimental to the company. Now you are in a tough spot and wondering where your loyalties lie. If she didn’t love this job, she should’ve kept it to herself and accepted another offer. You can’t keep staying on waiting for them to hire someone else and keep training new candidates. You’ve done more than enough.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I guess I don’t really understand. If you gave your notice and it has been the standard two weeks then why can’t you leave to begin your new position. Unless you have a contract that states you have to give a certain amount, like a month, and train your replacement, I cannot see how they could make you stay.

Can you give us a few more details?

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Oh I see. You are very sweet for being so concerned about this company. However, if you delay your start date at the new job, you may risk losing out to someone else. I would just see how it plays out. I think that the new position should be your priority though.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@JplusJ:  Do what’s best for you, if your new job expects you to start on a certain day, that’s when you need to start. Its up to your employer to find your replacement & to train any future employees – not you! I get it, if I’m sick, the business basically closes for the day. With small companies, losing 1 person can be a big set back… but that’s why you give notice, to prepare them for that. You already did what was right & what you needed to do if you gave them a 2 week notice. I would talk to your replacement & ask them if they’re seriously considering leaving already & tell them they need to tell the boss that day or that you will. Its not really up to you to do that, but I would feel bad knowing that all my training could be of better use to someone else & that the replacement won’t stick around to help.

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